Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a game designer and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics, a NYC game development company. Playmatics has created a variety of games including the CableFAX award winning Breaking Bad: The Interrogation, the Corporation of Public Broadcasting educational game HD LAB, and the recent iOS game Untouchables: The Mean Streets of Chicago. For the past ten years, Fortugno has been a designer, writer and project manager on dozens of commercial and serious games, serving as lead designer on the downloadable blockbuster Diner Dash and the award-winning serious game Ayiti: The Cost of Life. Nick is a co-founder of the Come Out and Play street games festival hosted in NYC and around the world since 2006. Nick teaches game design and interactive narrative design at Parsons The New School of Design, and helped develop the school’s game design curriculum.